File:Montpelier vermont state house 20.jpg|thumb|260px|right|thumb|Vermont State House in Montpelier, Vermont|Montpelier
File:Vermont (1).png|thumb|right|Vermont has 14 counties. Only two—Lamoille County, Vermont|Lamoille and Washington County, Vermont|Washington—are entirely surrounded by Vermont territory.
'''Vermont''' ( ,
is a New England U.S. state|state
in the northeastern United States
. Forests cover approximately 75% of its total land area. Vermont is the leading producer of maple syrup
in the United States.
forms half of Vermont's western border, which it shares with the state of New York
. The Green Mountains
are within the state. Vermont is bordered by Massachusetts
to the south, New Hampshire
to the east across the Connecticut River
, New York
to the west, and the Canadian province...